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A FROLIC OF PANTHER WHELPS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
A l?itt)LIO OF PANTHER AVHELPS. By Olahence Pullkn. The wind and waves and the fortunes of the quest for duoka bad carried the punt containing Joseph Pettins and his city cousin, Horace Leo,, quite across Ulaclcwater Luke. Now they' weie' drifting against the peninsula Known since early days as Panther Point, which rocky, promontory' was aglow with foliago tints of autumnal red and yellow. Tlieir flat bottomed craft the boys' had, pre pared especially for duck shooting by a drapery of leafy boughs -which- wholly hid' the boat and its occupants frohi'the view of the wary birds ' tliey wore seoking. Sundown was approaching as the boat rested against the shore, ' looking like a part of the wooded bankside. It was a good place from which to watch f or duolcs,- wliioh . a little later would begin to fly paat tho point, . and so tho boys lay quiet where : they' had ? . drifted. ? , v .....-- The peninsula, jutting from a mountainous shore, was like a vast rookheap formed of great boulders...
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
WIT AND HUMOR. Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for boing eminent. Thkub is nothing in the world that people relish more than nonsense with a ereat deal of sense in it. - A Considerate Employer. — ' You say your present bosa treats .you bettor than Mr. Smith did?' 'Yis, sorr, and of tenor.'. ...... There: is a chill air surrounding those who are down in tho world, and people are glad to got away from -them as from a cold room. Kind Inquiries.— Tho Dean's Wife: 'Is the dear bishop still living ?' Episcopal Butler : 'Oh yes, ma'am. He's better to-day ! We're ' all saying he's going to disappoint 'om yet 1' Asking a Favor.— Student (who 'has called the ' proprietor of the pawnshop to his window irj the middle' of the night) :?*' Won't you be kind- enough to look at my watch and let me know what time it is ?' ? ' 'Fiction : Piiesent Style. — Gertrude : 'You never do anything now, Margaret, but go to all sorts of churches, and read those old books of theology. Yon nover used t...
WEST AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
WEST AUSTRALIA. Specimens of tin have been discovered near Mount Hardy, about 20 milos from York. Prospecting is still prooeoding with good results. The Government propose remitting the nor thern squattera land rents, owing to the drought. The revenue will suffer to tho extent of £25,000. Twodiggors named Hoffernan and Fitzgerald have discovered a nugget near Towhsend sta tion, on the Murohison, weighing 144 oz. Two other nuggot.i, weighing 24 oz. and 25 oz., have been found on tho sarr.o spot. A prospnotor named' Cue, from Melbourne, discovered 140 ox. of gold one day while sinking a well, together with ,a large reefing area, whioh he hasseoured. Some very rioh gold spooimens have boon brought' to Perth from Merrall's olaim, on Parker's Range. ?
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The report of the Savings Bank of South Australia for February shows the net increase of deposits to be £13.000 odd. Two old colonists. Mrs. John Eley, 73 years or nste, and Mrs. Franois Eldridgo, 78, hiive died. The former leaves 42 grandohildren and one great grandchild ; and the latter, who was a colonist for 52 vears. left five sons, 33 grand children and 29 ereat grandohildren. A son of Mr. William Forrest, Springton, was severely bitten bv a snake. The boy put his hand into a rabbit's, warren, and when he drew it out a large blaok snake was fastened to the thumb. His father shot the reptile while hanging from the lad's finger, and then with a sharp knife severed tho thumb at the auoond joint Under the oare of Dr. Pattoraon the sufferer is progressing favorably. A large and influential deputation from the Hnuthern councils waited on tho Commissioner of Works in regard to the rabbit plague in that district. They nsked that the intercolonial rail way between Aldg...
SUMMARY OF NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
SUMMARY*; OF ??NBWS.tJ. A greenstone tomahawk 'has Ibofeh Jp$nd' ill I the heart of a totarano'gVnejw Pahiatua. JBiavrJ it came there is a mystery.'*/''''— — -~— -*1 ?yK*/ The young ohantiolfeer_s - fat «li'«rjY£°-™pan Patriotic L«agne rommd orio^of— George--Ehot'8 cock, who thought the sun got up to hoar him crow. It is reported that Mr. W. Macadam, on the Dunedin staff of tho Bank of New Zealand, and a grandson of Mr. Macadam, of road making fame, has fallon htir to an estate in Ayrshire. of the value of £30,000 by the death of an uncle. There is to bo seen in the Auckland Museum a specimen of what is known as the hunting ?snider. It is usually found in the decayed bark of the kahikatea tree, but sometimes on open land. It is about an inoh and a half in length by over an inch in breadth, and is rather an ugly customer to look at. A little girl, two years and a half old. the daughtor of Charles Kye. of Gun bar, near Hay, was lost on the 9th Maroh from her home. Aftor a party of hor...
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
TASMANIA. ? ' Mother' Williams, a Sister of Charity, died on 8th March at the ago of 92. She arrived hore 45 yoars ago. and was the first nun of her order in Australasia. A galena lodo lian boon disooverod at Mount Tyndall, near Dundas, 15 feet wide on tho sur face, and carrying 4 feet of solid metal. A bulk sample brought in for nsaav gave 59 oz. 12 dwfc. of silver and 48 per cent, of lead. In annnnotion with tho judging at the Exhibi tion tho official rotftrn of tho Victorian exhibits shown thatcolony as having obtain oil out of 212 exhibits 79 spooial first awards, 125 first and 19 soonmls, 33 mentioned and 8 commended. The consolidated revenue returns for Feb ruarv show a reduction, in tho customs rocoipta of £2206 4s., but an inorease on the wholo re turns as comparod with the same month of the previous yoar of £235 13h. 5d., making tho total increase for tho two months £4026 18s. 4J.
ABANDONMENT OF THE ELDER EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
ABANDONMENT OF THE ELDER EXPEDITION. -.-. A meeting of the council of tho Geographical Sooiety was held on 14th March, when the fol lowing letter from Sir Thos. Elder was oon sidored in respect of the exploring expedi tion: — : .I'have considered all the complications which have arisen in connection with my exploring expe dition, and also its want of success up to date ; and I have considered the unfavorable naturo of the sea son. I have now made up my mind to bring tho oxplorlng expedition to a close at present, in whlcli course I hope I shall have the approval of tho com mittee of the Geological Socioty. I shall hold out to mysolf tho hope of resuming this scientific and oxplorlug work at a more favorablo time, Us I have not. lost confidence in Mr. Lindsay's management, and still think he was boaten by the seasons. I proposo to give him what I consider fair compona tlon for loss of olllcu. On roooipt of tliis lottor a sub-oommitteo watt appointod to bring tho oxpoditiou to a oloso...
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
QUEENSLAND. The' revenue of the colony , for February was £215.169. as compared I with £219,460 for Feb ruary of the previous year. ? ?-?? ? George . Alexander Thompson, of Brisbane, 'gentleman, has! filed a petition in liquidation with liabilities amounting to £23.000. The Rev. 'Mother' Vincent died at All Hallow's Convent to-day, aged 73. She cele brated her 50th year as a nun last year. Tho amount of Mr. Nealo'n tender, which wan aocepted, for the construction of defence force barraoks at Thursday Island is £5632. The Mount Morgan report for February shows that 1100 men were employed, and tlint 600 tons of wstono were raised, yielding 9300 oz. of gold.' The, Colonial Seoretary has reooived a tele gram from Rookhampfcon. .intimating that a kanaka there had been found to be suffering from leprosy. ' ' ? A mob of 150 Kanakas wet upon a Chinese hawker near Maokay, and robbed him of oash and other property valued at over £100. Rweral Kanakas presented revolvers at the' Chinaman. It ap...
INTERCOLONIAL NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
INTERCOLONIAL NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. ;; The Premier / has ' telegraphed to the Agent General to. atop emigration to New South ''?Wale's.' :.'.'-: ???'????.'?????? ,,, ' :- , „ ? __ ? T The Chairman .of Committees of the New ? South Wales Legislative Assembly, Mr. Melville, :has received a writ from Mr. Toohoy, one of the members for South Svdney, on aeoouut of his ' notion' in causing Mr. Toohey's ejeotion from the House while in committee on 26th February. '?' Tho damages are laid at' £2000. Geo. Cope, the licensee of the .Gladstone Hotol, Marriokvillo, a well known sporting man, ?was found dead in his . bedroom on 12th March with a wound in his head and a revolver by his side. He had been drinking heavily recently, in consoquonce of twrf losses. At the inquest held on tho body a verdict of suicide was returned. An important sale of city property has been effected. by Messrs. Hardie and Gorman, who sold for warehouse purposes the Grand Hotel, Wvnvard-square. The price obtained was ...
CADBURY'S COCOA ABSOLUTELY PURE therefore BEST. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
'-'- --'-'' ??—_ B^^ ^^ ABSOLUTELY PURE therefore BEST. The late editor of the Sanitary Review, writing on 'The Consump tion of Cocoa,' warns the public against the use of foreign1 cocoas containing alkali, and makes the following allusion to the firm of Cadbury Brothers : — ' It is the aim and- practice of this famous firm to send out cocoa absolutely pure, of the highest quality which art will permit.' ' The name Cadbury on any packet of Cocoa or Chocolate is a guarantee of purity.' — Medical Annual.
OPENING OF THE WEST MELBOURNE DOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
OPENING OF THT5 WEST MELBOURNE DOCK. Tho official opening of the West Melbourne dock was March 22nd performed by bis Excellency tho Governor in tho presonco of an influential gathering of gentlemen prominent in the com mercial world and a large number of the general public. Tho Governor's Hharo in the ceremony conm.«tod in pulling a string attached to a lever, which had the immediate effect of lotting a thin stream from the pellucid Yarra into tho exca vatorl basin, and tho dock was then formally doolarod to be opened. The tug boat 'Gannot bad lioen specially placed at the sorvico of tho invited guests to tho corerr.ony by the Harbor Trust, and punctually at 3 o'clock she sheered off from the Quoen's 'Wharf. Among those on bonrd wore tlio Mayor, Mr. Matthew Lang ; Sir Frederick Sargood, M.L.O. : Sir Jamos Maoliain, M.L.O.; Pniifcnin AVIiitn. TtN.! Mr. Mountain. M.Tj.A.: Mr. W. Davidson. Insnector- General of Public Works ; Mr. H. G. Turner and others. A few minutes' erratic steaming...
THE MORE THE MERRIER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
THE MORE THE MERRIER. This well known saying has seldom been more pleasingly illustrated than is done elsewhere in this issue. The attention of our younger readers will at once be attracted by the joyous group enjoying what is evidently their usual ride. All the children of the family appear to bo represented, and the one who has the super fluous task of leading the quiet old horse enjoys the fun as muoh as tho others, for her turn will soon come. The 'noble animal' on whioh rests - the onus of providing .the evening amusement for the children has had in his day harder work to do. He has boen a high mettled steed, full of fire, and perhaps has drawn the swell turnout of some local magnate. Increasing years and docility, just as they have unfitted him for drawing a carriage, have been the main recommendations to his farmer owner. The daily jog to market or trip to school with the eldest boy as a rider is now the serious business of the day with him, and when the time oomes for young ...
THE NEW ACTING RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
THE NEW ACTING RAILWAY COM MISSIONERS. After deoiding to recommend the Governor in Council to suspend the Railway Commissioners, the Cabinet wore called upon to determine who should take their places, such an arrange ment being neoossary under the provisions of tho Railway Act 1890, which provides — In the oase of the illness, suspension, or absence of the chairman or any of the other of the .said commissioner?, it shall bo lawful for the Governor in Council to appoint some other person to not as the deputy of such chairman, or other -commissioner, during such illness, sus pension, or absenoe, and every suoh person shall, during the time for which he acts as suoh deputy, have all the powers and perform all the duties of suoh chairman or other commis sioner. . It was decided to recommend the appoint ment of Mr. R. H. Francis, traffia manager, as the deputy of Mr. Speight ; Mr. W. M. Kibjbler late assistant traffia manager, as the dopuity of Mr. Ford; and Mr. F. Reriniok, engineer of ...
THE PREMIER AT CASTERTON. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
THE PREMTER AT CASTERTON. Tho 'Ministerial -programmo wax unfolded by tho Premier on the 19tU March, when ho openud the politioal campaign by addressing his con stituents in a brilliant and.;. telling- speech at Gdsterton. , Great interest was evinced in the event, the town being en f6te, and notwithstand ing the faot that to reach this town means a ?railway journey of nearly 250 miles, a number of Mr. Shiels' oolleagues and other Parliamentary representatives and publio men crowded the Ministerial special whioh ran from Melbourne to Oasterton on Saturday. The number of these vioitors, however, had to be very muoh restricted owing to the limited train accommodation avail able. The special whioh left Spenoer-stroeb at 8.37 on Saturday morning, and arrived at Gas terton at 5 o'clock, also conveyed 40 press representatives. Mr. Shiels, who joined his oolleagues at the Branxholmo junction, was welcomed at the Oasterton railway station by soveral hundred of his looal supporters. They eso...
THE WORKING MEN'S COLLEGE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
THE 'WORKING MEN'S COLLEGE. In this issuo we have tho pleasure of prosont ihg viows of ono of tho ino-st important educa tional institutions in tho colony — tho Working Men's College. As is generally known, this oollego chiofly owes its existence, to the munifi cence of the late Mr. Frnncis Ormond, though tho Government nnd the general public have responded liberally to calls for aid. Tho build ings, whioh nro of Gothic design, wore built from drawings prepared by Messrs. Oakden, Addison nnd Kemp, and tho work has been carried out in three sepnrato contract*. The mnin building is on tho block of land, 140 foot squaro, fronting Latrobo-stroct. Tho rear portion of this was erected first, so as to 'enable tho work of teaching to bo com menced, leaving the front to bo added later on, when more funds wore available. This im portant addition is now receiving tho finishing touches. The first part of this block was built by Mr. Jos. Moore in 1887, tho contract price boing £12,000. About hal...
RABBITERS' CAMP. DUNNEWORTHY RANGES, NEAR ARARAT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
RABBITERS' CAMP. DUNNE WORTHY RANGES, NEAR ARARAT. . The camp is situated on a pioturcsquo spot on one of the highest hills on the Dunneworthy Ranges), not far from Mount Mistake. There are a number of . men ongnged. destroy ing rabbits on- holdings in the. immediate neighborhood. A larger, camp,' about, two miles distant, is occupied by a gnng ofinon similarly employed. About 40 men in nil nro at work, many thousands of rabbits being slain .weekly. The view of the camp is a typical one. The men have just returned from their various occupations of trapping, ? shooting, oarboning, poisoning and digging out burrows. Some of the slaughtered rabbits hnve been skinned and hung up ready for the cook. The scalps tnken from the dond rnbhits having been counted by the ganger are soon threadod on wire, and 3000 or 4000 nro awaiting tho inspector's next visit to be counted and burnt. Strings of skins stretched on wire are drying for market,- and bundles are awaiting transport. In tho ' foregro...
THE CHAMPION GREYHOUND OF THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 April 1892
THE CHAMPION GREYHOUND OF THE WORLD. When tho famous Irish greyhound Master M'Grath ? won his' third -Waterloo' Oup in - 1871 for' the 'late- 'Lord Lurgan, it was generally oonuidered doubtful whotlier a dog would ever bo bred capable of equalling tho remarkable rooord of tlio black and white Ron of Dervook and Lady SSnrah. Cerito, it is true, had won in 1850, 1852 and 1853, but in those years the stake was for only 32 dogfi ; nndsinoe the number was increased to 64- in 1857, no dog up to the advent of Master M'Grath had been successful more than onoo. Subsequently Ooomassie was successful in 1877 ' and 1878, and Miss Glendyne won in 1886 after dividing with Bit of Fashion in tho previous year, but it remained for Fnllorton to p\it all previous records in tho sbado by dividing with his kennel companion Troughend in 1889 nnd winning right out in 1890, 1891 and 1892, thus running no less than 23 courses for the great event and winning them all. The owner of Fullertbn, Colonel . J. T. ...